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Windows 7: Partition hard drive

22 Aug 2011   #1
whaleman

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Partition hard drive

I have partitioned my hard drive, c drive nearly full, how do I return to non partition hard drive. Thanks .


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22 Aug 2011   #2
ignatzatsonic

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All drives must have at least one partition to be usable.

Your choices are to get another drive or delete something from the existing drive.

If you happen to have a second partition on the existing drive, you can move personal data files from C to the other partition.
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22 Aug 2011   #3
seavixen32

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22 Aug 2011   #4
Bare Foot Kid
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Hello whaleman, welcome to Seven Forums!


If you just need to free up some space on the C: partition have a look through the information in these tutorials linked below for some additional ideas and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


How to Free Up and Recover Hard Drive Space

How to Speed Up / Optimize the Performance of Windows 7
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22 Aug 2011   #5
whaleman

windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Thanks. So I can move data to D:/ and use it as it were in C:/. Cheers.
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22 Aug 2011   #6
ignatzatsonic

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You can move personal data files to D and still be able to use them from C.

But you cannot move Windows files or installed programs from one partition to another without major problems.
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22 Aug 2011   #7
whaleman

windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

That's cool. It's all I want to do. Thanks for your help.
Have a great day.
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23 Aug 2011   #8
Bare Foot Kid
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Good to see you found a solution and thanks for the update!
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